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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffVideo-Cellar Date: Mar 5, 2011 10:49pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Craze Productions

This has been a major problem on YouTube for a while now. It has been plaguing my channels and those of many other PD archival film users.

There is a thread on the YouTube support forum here.

Best thing I have found is to respond to content ID matches with the "Fair Use" (third) option, mention the film is PD and put something like:
"Claiming copyright on public domain products is highly illegal. By ignoring this claim, or confirming Craze Productions' claim on this video, you accept that Craze Productions will be held liable under Section 506(c) of the US Copyright Act with regard to fraudulent use of copyright notices."
In my experience the claims were lifted almost instantly. It has something to do with Craze being a dormant company. It may look and act like a corporate copyright owner but it has nothing to back up its posturing.

This post was modified by Video-Cellar on 2011-03-06 06:49:16

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Poster: Mystic550 Date: Mar 13, 2011 8:08pm
Forum: feature_films Subject: Re: Craze Productions

I have about 10 PD clips and trailers that have been flagged on Youtube as Content ID matches to Crazed Productions. Is a content id done automatically by the Youtube system or is it because they filed a claim? One of the clips is "Little Shop of Horrors". I contested the copyright claim and I got an email back from Youtube stating:
"All content owners have reviewed your video and confirmed their claims to some or all of its content"

Their account is set to not disable your video if they make a copyright claim on it but to monetize it by placing adds on your video which they get paid by ad revenue sharing.

Seems pretty clear what's going on.